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Gun Port,burial mound 45m north of

A Scheduled Monument in Cromarty Firth, Highland

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Latitude: 57.6815 / 57°40'53"N

Longitude: -4.3178 / 4°19'3"W

OS Eastings: 261895

OS Northings: 868101

OS Grid: NH618681

Mapcode National: GBR H8QF.0YF

Mapcode Global: WH3DB.N643

Entry Name: Gun Port,burial mound 45m N of

Scheduled Date: 13 March 1991

Source: Historic Environment Scotland

Source ID: SM5002

Schedule Class: Cultural

Category: Prehistoric ritual and funerary: mound (ritual or funerary)

Location: Alness

County: Highland

Electoral Ward: Cromarty Firth

Traditional County: Ross-shire


The monument is a burial mound of the Late Neolithic or Early Bronze Age, measuring 25m in diameter and 4m high. The area to be scheduled measures 40m across, to include the mound and an area around it in which traces associated with the construction and use of the mound will survive, as marked in red on the attached map. The fence bounding the scheduled area to the S is specifically excluded from

the scheduling.

Source: Historic Environment Scotland

Statement of Scheduling

The monument is of national importance as a well preserved burial mound which has the potential to enhance considerably our understanding of prehistoric burial and ceremonial practice. It is of further importance because pollen and features sealed beneath the mound can increase our understanding of the environment and land use immediately prior to its construction.

Source: Historic Environment Scotland


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Source: Historic Environment Scotland

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